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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Key Principles and Practices for the Green Industry Professional pt 1

Greg Huber and Rolando Orellana

Time and Session Location

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Magnolia B

CEUs Available (Pending Approval)



included with conference ticket

What You Will Learn:

Are you interested in a comprehensive series covering plant identification, plant installation and establishment, irrigation components and watering principles for disease management, pesticide and equipment safety, and reading and interpreting a landscape and grading plan?  This series of five sessions will highlight key principles and practices for the green industry practitioner, registration is open to all industry professionals, the material covered will be helpful to candidates preparing for the Georgia Certified Landscape and Plant Professional Certification Exams. Spend a few hours with an outstanding line up of UGA Extension faculty and industry experts covering a dynamic range of topics.

More About the Presenter (s):

Greg Huber is a public service and outreach faculty member of the University of Georgia and leads the Georgia Certified Landscape and Plant Professional Programs through the Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture. Huber holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia. He is a Georgia-registered landscape architect and a North Carolina-certified plant professional. Prior to joining Extension in 2016, he served as the coordinator and lead instructor for the horticulture program at Southern Crescent Technical College, specializing in workforce training (2005-2015). His 32-year career in the green industry includes a dynamic range of experience in workforce training, site planning, landscape design, landscape contracting, landscape management, retail nursery, carpentry, and Christmas tree production. He is the past recipient of the Southern Crescent Technical College Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education and the Georgia Green Industry Association Educator and Communicator of the Year Awards.

Rolando Orellana works as the Urban Water/Irrigation Coordinator for the University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture at the Griffin campus. He holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the National Agriculture School in Honduras.

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